Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

We've also partnered up with InkTip:

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Winners of Best Short, Best Feature and Best Student Film will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.


- The guarantee that your film will be watched
- Your film screened in one of the most beautiful independent cinemas in London, which has preserved its original Art Deco features and sometimes is used as a location for feature films.
- The Results of the Film Rating Scores that come diretly from the Public who is seing your film and giving its objective opinion via our rating forms
- The oportunity to meet film makers and industry professionals at our Netwroking Events
- Complemetray memberships and prizes for the winners courtesy of our Partners iPitchTV and Fade In Leading Screenwritting Software
- The oportunity to participate to the Awards Ceremony where we celebrate the beauty of independent films and everybody involved in the process.
- The possibility of purchasing a Critics Review or a Feedback for your film
- The oportunity to publicise your film by purchasing editiorials in our Festival Magazine FILM VOICE.
- New friends and connections in the industry
- Constant Social Media Support directly related to your posts as long as they relate to film, film making and your achieviements in the industry

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.

Awards & Prizes

The Selected films are in competition for the following awards:
1. Best Feature Film
Certificate and Trophy
2. Best Short Film
Certificate and Trophy
3. Best Documentary Feature or Short
4. Best Animated Short Film
5. Best Experimental Film
6. Best Director
7. Best Actor
8. Best Actress
9. Best Cinematography
10. Best Student Film
11. Public Award

Rules & Terms

1. We accept short and feature films: documentaries, animations, narrative fiction, sci-fi experimentals
2. Any film that has been previously released via ANY home video platform or broadcast on TV or the internet in any country ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for the festival unless the version submitted is significantly different than the version previously broadcasted;
3. The films must not be older than 5 years;
4. Time limits: Short (up to 25 minutes) Feature (up to 3 hours) Documentaries (up to 3 hours) Animation (up to 2 hours)
5. All non english language films must have English Subtitles.
6. Artists are welcome to submit more than one film.
7. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian consent) to enter the competition.
8. Rough cuts or incomplete works are not accepted. – Film formats accepted, DVD, Blu Ray, HD Resolution
9. Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.
10. Entry fees are non-refundable
11. The jury’s decision is final.
12. Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

11 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Ruud Matthijssen

    A very nice Festival! They are friendly and helping. And have a great Venue for showing your film. Thanks guys, it's been a blast.

    October 2017
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    Ronen Eldar

    BELIFF was a great festival! They made me feel very welcome and a part of the family. Watched a lot of good and interesting films and met a lot of nice people, all in a very good atmosphere.

    October 2017
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    al bernstein

    This has been a wonderful year for my film Walled IN on the festival circuit and all I can say is the directors and programmers at BELIFF made me feel like a friend, colleague, artist and supported me in every way. I SO wish I was there in person to enjoy the festival. Thank you SO much for the amazing support. Submit to this wonderful festival. al bernstein

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Al! Whenever you are around London don't forget to drop us a line and promise we'll make time to catch up. ;) You rock!

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    Audrey Chevrier

    Such an epic ! festival. Wonderful and welcoming team, great and original films. You want to be there in London :-) Wish you all the best !

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Our best wishes to you too Audrey! :) Thank you so much!

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    Marnix Ruben

    We had a great time at the festival and the festival crew was very friendly and welcoming! I always love it when you get to meet the other filmmakers and the festival has made an effort to make sure this happens! Very grateful to Vlad, Ioana, Miles and all the others who made this festival happen! And of course also very happy with the award!

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Hey Marnix! Thank you so much for the review. :) It was wonderful to have you around. You are epic!